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High-impact interviews for those who love adventure and the outdoors. Host and journalist Shelby Stanger interviews world-class explorers, athletes, authors, scientists, health experts and entrepreneurs about how they’ve taken their own wild ideas and made them a reality, so you can too. Some of the wildest ideas can lead to the most rewarding adventures.
 
The GORE-TEX Brand is doing science-based innovation for over 40 years. It’s part of our DNA. We work closely together with leading brands globally to create high-performance products that defy all weather – from the summit to the city center. In GORE-TEX Voices you can learn more from our experts in science, technology and innovation – hosted by world renowned ski mountaineer Greg Hill. Produced by Royce D'Orazio
 
The Blister Podcast from BLISTER (blisterreview.com) is a series of wide-ranging conversations with professional athletes and influential figures about the great outdoors, mountain culture, outdoor-industry news, books, films, and more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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Conrad Anker is a legendary mountaineer and one of the most prolific explorers alive today. He has successfully ascended and completed dozens of major mountain expeditions, including summiting Mount Everest three times. In today’s episode, Conrad shares with us the wisdom gained along the way. Connect with Conrad: Website Instagram Resources: Liste…
 
Lisa Thompson has climbed 14 mountains in the last 14 years. She has reached the seven highest summits on each continent, scaled many mountains in the Himalayas, and in 2018 she became the second American woman to climb the treacherous K2 in Pakistan. Connect with Lisa: Website Alpine Athletics Instagram Purchase Lisa's new book, Finding Elevation …
 
We talk to Jess Baker and Rachael Burks about sailing, skiing, and what happens when you combine a renewable energy sailboat with an arctic ski expedition in Greenland for the first time ever, which they documented in the film, Going Greenland. TOPICS & TIMES: How did you two first meet? (2:57) Jess & Rachael’s history (5:21) Jess’s Background (9:2…
 
This podcast hit paid subscribers’ inboxes on Jan. 13. It dropped for free subscribers on Jan. 16. To receive future pods as soon as they’re live and to support independent ski journalism, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription. Who Jim van Löben Sels, General Manager of Mt. Spokane, Washington Recorded on January 9, 2023 About Mt. Spoka…
 
In July of 2022, Greg Nance returned from an adventure of a lifetime. He ran across America, from New York to Washington State, in 84 days. For Greg, this cross country run wasn't just about checking the experience off his bucket list. Greg was running to raise funds for his youth mental health organization, Run Far Foundation. Connect with Greg: I…
 
When trying to gain clarity on issues of climate change (where we are, where we’ve been, and where we should go from here) it is a good idea to talk to Bill McKibben. Bill’s book, The End of Nature (1989) was one of the first books written for the general public about these issues; and through the creation of 350.org and 3rd Act, Bill has continued…
 
This week we have a BONUS EPISODE featuring The Trail Ahead podcast hosted by Faith E. Briggs and Addie Thompson. On the show, Addie and Faith bring together guests from all walks of life. They interview activists, artists, athletes, climate scientists and outdoor industry leaders to discuss representation and access to the outdoors. For this conve…
 
Cody and Jonathan discuss Cody’s not-so-excellent recent adventures; nuclear fusion; whether ski areas should be nationalized; iPhones, Apple watches, & 911 calls; our first ever Relationship Advice questions; The White Lotus; and more. TOPICS & TIMES: Cody’s Not-So-Excellent Adventures (4:31) Nuclear Fusion (14:32) Nationalize Ski Areas? (22:08) B…
 
To support independent ski journalism, please consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. This podcast hit paid subscribers’ inboxes on Dec. 29. It dropped for free subscribers on Jan. 1. To receive future pods as soon as they’re live, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription. Who Rob Clark, CEO of Aspenware, an e-commerce and software co…
 
To support independent ski journalism, please consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. This podcast hit paid subscribers’ inboxes on Dec. 27. It dropped for free subscribers on Dec. 30. To receive future pods as soon as they’re live, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription. Who Joe VanderKelen, President of SMI Snow Makers Recorded on…
 
2022 was a pretty amazing year for Wild Ideas Worth Living. We released fifty episodes this year and interviewed some pretty awe-inspiring guests. We learned so much about healing in nature, being present, the value in moving our bodies, and creating equal access to the great outdoors. We talked about food and plants and gear, about mountains and c…
 
As 2022 comes to an end and we look forward to 2023, Jonathan Ellsworth caught up with a number of our Blister reviewers to have them reflect on some of their favorite moments of 2022, and share with us their resolutions for 2023. TOPICS & TIMES: Update on Blister Summit (0:00) David Golay (4:15) Kara Williard (7:56) Eric Freson (13:21) Kristin Sin…
 
To support independent ski journalism, please consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. This podcast hit paid subscribers’ inboxes on Dec. 24. It dropped for free subscribers on Dec. 27. To receive future pods as soon as they’re live, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription. Who Shaun Sutner, snowsports columnist for the Worcester Tele…
 
Whether we’re hiking a favorite trail or mountain biking for the first time, one of the benefits of adventuring outside is that we get to move our bodies. Katy Bowman is a body movement specialist who has written several books, including the bestseller, Move Your DNA. For decades, Katy has studied the science behind how our bodies react to living a…
 
Last month, Mountain Hardwear athletes, Garrett Madison, Ted Hesser, and their team summited an unnamed, unclimbed peak in Nepal above the village of Khembalung. So we talked with them about how this mission came about; the details and style of the climb; naming the peak; and more. TOPICS & TIMES: Meeting (3:08) Garrett’s Background (4:55) Ted’s Ba…
 
Meg Fisher is one of the greatest para cyclists in the world. Twenty years ago, Meg was in a car accident that changed her life. During her recovery, she fell in love with physical therapy and pursued it professionally. She also discovered cycling thanks to an energetic service dog. Meg excelled in the sport and quickly began competing, gaining spo…
 
Cody and Jonathan discuss the FWT x FIS merger; the claim that tech + skiing with the right technique will prevent avalanches; the most Canadian news; Mountain Town Advice; our least favorite QBs; our big disagreement about the ending of The Bear (with spoilers); and more. TOPICS & TIMES: Misery Loves Company (3:37) FWT x FIS (7:16) Tech - & Techni…
 
To support independent ski journalism, please consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. This podcast hit paid subscribers’ inboxes on Dec. 10. It dropped for free subscribers on Dec. 13. To receive future pods as soon as they’re live, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription. Who Joel Gratz, Founding Meteorologist and CEO of OpenSnow Re…
 
Growing up in poverty with little access to outdoor adventure sports, Ryan Hudson never imagined he’d be snowboarding in big-time competitions and exploring the mountains of Alaska. Today, he’s taken expeditions with renowned athletes, starred in an adventure film, and he’s sponsored by brands like the North Face and Sierra Nevada. Ryan’s journey f…
 
We’re proud to announce our new Blister + Spot Membership, because we know it’s going to help a lot of people. So today, I’m talking with Spot founder, Matt Randall, about how it works; why it’s important for anyone who doesn’t have insurance; why it’s important for anyone who (like Matt & Jonathan) has insurance but high deductibles; and more. Che…
 
Mauricio Artiñano, a former mission planning officer with the United Nations, has worked to bridge the gap between former combatants and civilians with a pretty wild idea - white-water rafting. Connect with Mauricio: Instagram Facebook Twitter Resources: Caguan Expeditions Episode sponsors: Danner Check out REI’s Fall 2022 Editor’s Choice Awards…
 
To support independent ski journalism, please consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. This podcast hit paid subscribers’ inboxes on Nov. 28. It dropped for free subscribers on Dec. 1. To receive future pods as soon as they’re live, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription. Who Beth Howard, Vice President and General Manager of Vail Mo…
 
You wake up, check your phone, and the weather app says it’s going to snow 12” this weekend. You’re stoked! But should you be? How accurate is that forecast? And what makes one forecast more or less accurate than another? Today we’re talking to OpenSnow founder and meteorologist, Joel Gratz, about the science of weather forecasting; the many weathe…
 
To support independent ski journalism, please consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. This podcast hit paid subscribers’ inboxes on Nov. 23. It dropped for free subscribers on Nov. 26. To receive future pods as soon as they’re live, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription. Who Daren Cole, President of Leitner-Poma of America Recorded…
 
Evelynn Escobar is a changemaker in the outdoor industry who’s building her movement a little differently. As the founder of Hike Clerb, Evelynn has taken an intentional approach to building a fun, stylish and inclusive community. As a result, Hike Clerb has achieved an incredible amount of success. They’ve worked with several well-known brands and…
 
To support independent ski journalism, please consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. This podcast hit paid subscribers’ inboxes on Nov. 21. It dropped for free subscribers on Nov. 24. To receive future pods as soon as they’re live, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription. Who Stephen Kircher, President and CEO of Boyne Resorts Recor…
 
Since becoming Jamaica’s first Olympic alpine ski racer, nothing has slowed down for Benji Alexander. So we caught up with Benji to talk about post-Olympics life; opening doors for other athletes; ensuring the future of snowsports; and more. TOPICS & TIMES: Life after the Olympics (5:45) What have you been working on? (7:10) Opening the door for mo…
 
To support independent ski journalism, please consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. This podcast hit paid subscribers’ inboxes on Nov. 17. It dropped for free subscribers on Nov. 20. To receive future pods as soon as they’re live, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription. Who Chad Linebaugh, President and General Manager of Sundance…
 
In 2021, yoga instructor Monica Ramos packed up her home and went on a motorcycle adventure with her husband and their eight-year-old daughter. The family of three left their home in Costa Rica and rode for four months: one month to get to Mexico and more than two months exploring every corner of the country. On the trip, Monica learned to incorpor…
 
To support independent ski journalism, please consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. This podcast hit paid subscribers’ inboxes on Nov. 14. It dropped for free subscribers on Nov. 17. To receive future pods as soon as they’re live, please consider an upgrade to a paid subscription. Who Brian Norton, President and General Manager of Loon Mount…
 
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